What you see above is some Superwash BFL roving that I dyed up a month or so ago. The wind managed to grab a hold of the roving as it was drying and the rovings tore into strips, so I wound it all up and kept it. (yep....I get the sloppy seconds...)
When I look at the finished yarn, I can see all of the imperfections. I probably did not pay much attention to the first part of the spinning, but I know I paid very close attention to the second part, so what you see is kind of a mishmash of spinning.
A very dear friend who has a good eye towards perfection has been sharing what she has learned under Judith MacKenzie with a number of us. One of the things that Judith stresses is using your dominant hand to control the twist, which of course most of us do exactly the opposite.
In my mind, I wonder why it is that the majority of us sit down to a wheel and use the non dominant hand to control the twist. Why does that seem more natural? It has been a conundrum to me as i have thought about it over the last week. Of course, as a child I was left handed but forced to change in elementary school, so maybe that has something to do with it at least for me....who knows?
Normally I do not focus much thought on these things. As in the the Tao quote, I have always taught new spinnerst there is no right or wrong way to spin.....as long as you are comfortable, enjoying it and the end product is of good quality.....but I have to admit, I am intrigued by all of this talk.
Given that the wheel I use most of the time has the mother of all on the left side which prevents me from spinning to the left comfortably this becomes a hard thing for me to try, so on Moriah I will continue to spin to the right. I will however give it a try on my lendrum when I get around to pulling her out of her bag......just to see.
The yarn that I spun is going to become socks for Ken....it's been awhile since he has had some handknit socks, so it will be interesting for me to see how it knits up, imperfections an all. :)